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MSc Global Environment and Sustainability

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April 2024

October 2024

Programme Duration

2-5 years

Academic Direction
Birkbeck, University of London
Modes of Study

Gain a holistic and interdisciplinary understanding of the causes and consequences of the urgent environmental issues of our lifetime, from climate change and environmental hazards, to global food systems. Explore how environmental sustainability policy and management can contribute towards achieving global peace and prosperity.

Key features

  1. Delivered by experts in the field

    Everything you study during the degree has been developed by Birkbeck, University of London, a research hub with world-leading academics contributing to public debate and research across a wide range of areas. You’ll learn from highly experienced professionals and practitioners, combining academic excellence with industry-related knowledge and expertise.

  2. Make a difference

    Gain the skills and expertise needed to contribute meaningfully to the fight against urgent threats facing the planet and achieve professional success as a sustainability practitioner or researcher. Get ready to hit the ground running in careers in environmental management, local government, policy, business or environmental groups and charities.

  3. Gain a prestigious qualification valued internationally

    The University of London has been a trusted provider of distance and flexible learning for over 160 years. Since Queen Victoria awarded our Royal Charter in 1858, our degrees have been accessible to students globally, and we continue to be a leading force in higher education.

  4. An accessible degree

    This degree is open to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds, including those without a bachelor’s degree in a related subject area. Moreover, if applicants do not meet the requirements for Direct Entry, they can apply for the MSc via the Performance Based Admissions (PBA) route.

  5. Study online anywhere in the world

    The online MSc Global Environment and Sustainability can be studied from anywhere in the world. The flexible design enables you to fit your studies around your schedule. With no international travel, relocation or accommodation costs, studying a University of London degree is more affordable than moving to London.

  6. Join the world class

    After graduation you will become part of our global network of influential alumni, joining graduates in over 190 countries, including distinguished academics, writers and industry leaders. Enjoy access to services, a dynamic programme of events and a lifelong connection to the University of London.


Secure the future of our planet with the MSc Global Environment and Sustainability

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What our students say

“The programme engages and inspires students of all ages to address the global issues with required knowledge and skills.”

Zhenying Liang


“It has been an exceptionally well structured course. It's absolutely up to date, relevant and essential in today's world.”

Tess Shorthouse

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